Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF)

DIFF still going til DUFF


The 7th Darwin International Film Festival >> 15 – 25th September


Come rain or shine the Darwin Int’l Film Festival [DIFF] is proving to be a favourite with sell out shows since it opened last Thursday night.

You can still catch plenty of filmic delight along with a swag of industry panels and forums until this Sunday night when it wraps up with DUFF [Darwin Underground Film Festival].

Thursday night DIFF pays homage to the Darwin Pride Festival and showcases two amazing but very different

films. First on screen is Mr Gaga at 7.15pm an entrancing documentary about Ohad Naharin the Israeli choreographer widely considered an artistic genius and credited with redefining the language of modern dance. This is directly followed at 9.15 by Tangerine a riotously funny film about trans sex workers shot completely on iphones that will have you smiling for days after. The night will feature the International short film Wesells winner of the IRIS Prize Int’l LGBT Film Fest 2015.

Then on Friday night is a film wrong on every level. Down Under an irreverent black comedy set in the aftermath of Sydney’s infamous Cronulla riots follows two groups of angry young men, each from one side of the conflict, in their quest for retribution.. Down Under holds a mirror up to contemporary Australian culture and has been widely lauded by media nationally. Following at 9.15pm is a violent cyber-sonic love story that the guys will love called Hardcore Henry. This film has got ‘territory tough’ written all over it.

For the kids The Prophet based on the bestselling classic by poet Kahlil Ghibran screens on Saturday at 1pm at Casuarina Cinemas.

And just when you thought enough is enough – there’s DUFFThe Underground Film Festival held at Café De La Plague on the closing night screening all the finalists from the Capricornia Film Awards hosted the night prior by Tom E Lewis.

The 7th DARWIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a 360 celebration of all things film, video, screen, animations and more. Growing in size since last year, the festival includes a full program of world class feature flms, documentaries and animations at the iconic venue Deckchair Cinema as well as satellite screenings across Darwin including workshops, projection art and virtual reality cinema.

There’s also a stack of FREE workshops and panel discussions as part of NT Screen Industry Summit this weekend. More details found at www.diff.net.au ———


‘DIFF’ Film Festival is on 15th to 25th September.

Capricornia Film Awards are being held on Saturday 24th at Deckchair Cinema.


The Darwin International Film Festival is a project of the Darwin Film Society. This year’s program would not be possible without funding from Festivals NT and Screen Territory, and the assistance of all our valued partners.

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